There are many exotic ways to have dinner, but none beats a cruise dinner in Dubai Marina. Although Dubai has created three unique dhow dinner options for anyone who loves to have a peaceful dinner date sailing the almost calm water of the artificial marina of Dubai, the Dubai Marine dhow cruise dinner is the most popular among the locals as tourists. The other dhow cruises operate from Deira Creek and the newly developed Dubai Canal. The popularity of the Dubai marina dinner cruise can be gauzed by the fact that almost 80% of tourists opt for it. Usually, most tourists take a trio package, including a desert safari, a dhow curse, and a city tour.
The almost picture-perfect Dubai Marina was developed as the most modern lifestyle district by the city planners of Dubai under the vision of its rulers. When you arrive at the boarding gates of the Dhow, you will have already experienced the expensive lifestyle district. The waterfront development is famous for its iconic buildings that house world-renowned restaurants, cafes, and delis. You will arrive through the most famous and one of the biggest shopping malls in Dubai, I,e Marina Mall. The cruise starts at 8 pm, and you will arrive in the twilight when the famous Dubai skyline starts its glimmer under swaths of lights. The Dhow, an Arabesque wooden boat, is vast and well-appointed. Our hosts welcome you aboard our Dhow with juices, tea, or coffee. While other guests slowly board, you may go to its open upper deck. The scintillating view of Dubai Marina is perfect for selfies. Once all the guests are boarded, our Dhow starts sailing the canal. Although we call it “Cruising,” the speed is very controlled, and you would experience the gentle wind on the upper deck. If you need a more relaxed ambiance, head to the lower air-conditioned deck. Your Dhow will soon leave the iconic Cayan tower and pass under numerous bridges, including the Blue Water development. The world-famous Caesars Palace hotel and Ain Dubai are located.
The onboard dinner is a multicuisine buffet divided into three-course. You have a variety of salads as the starting course, accompanied by the day’s soup. The main course will combine Asian and Continental spread, including veg and non-veg options. We offer a delicious dessert as the third course. You may take your dinner to the upper deck and enjoy the changing views, including the Palm Jumeirah development, the Atlantic hotel, and more. While you enjoy your dessert, we present an Arabic Tanura dance full of energy.
Dubai Marina dinner cruise comes to the shore where it has started after almost 3 hours of the cruise. It is almost 10 pm, and the whole Dubai Marina comes to life. You could spend more time walking around the promenade and soaking in the nightlife before heading to your destination.
Dubai is one of the most dynamic cities in the world. While the old gives way to the new, the famous Dubai creek in Deira symbolizes the old world. It has witnessed Dubai’s tremendous growth and transformation from a sleepy trading outpost to one of the world’s top 5 tourism destinations. And, if you want to experience this, take a dhow dinner cruise on Dubai creek. The creek has the Deira on one side and Bur Dubai on the other. Both these districts have old souks or bazaars, trading centers, and forts that are now part of museums. There have been a few developments in these areas, like Al Seef on the Bur Dubai side and Pearl development on the Dera Side. While sailing, you will also see the world-famous Dubai Gold Club, Dubai Museum, Sheik Rashid’s old house in Shindaga, and The Gold Souk. While onboard, you would see the small passenger boats, Abra, that zip across the banks carrying tourists and locals.
The whole feeling is like a history lesson. You MUST experience both cruises and take home a lesson in a unique vision that has made Dubai from a trading outpost to the most modern city in the world in a record time.
While deciding which dhow cruise dinner to choose, consider the difference between the Dubai Marina Dhow Cruise Dinner and the Dubai Deira Creek dhow cruise dinner.
The dhow cruise dinner on Deira Creek is the older dhow cruise dinner in Dubai. The Deira creek is an artificial canal that connects the two oldest parts of Dubai, Bur Dubai and Deira Dubai. This Creek is lined with old souks, palaces, and museums. Of course, the Dubai government has recently redeveloped the Bur Dubai side of the Creek into a destination itself called Al Seef development, which has an old-world charm. This also has unique boats called “Abra” that keep zipping across the Creek to get people from Deira to Bur Dubai and back. So if you want to see the old Dubai and its charming ways, Creek dhow is where you should head.
However, if you are a new-world person and have loved Miami’s bay area in Hollywood movies, the Dubai Marina Dhow cruise is your answer. It is new, hyper-energetic, rich, and almost straight from a postcard picture. The gentry, the shops, the eateries, the gleaming yachts, and the whole feel are completely Hollywood-ish. Come here to see the iconic skyline while sailing on a canal that is part of almost every traveler’s MUST-see itinerary. While the yacht itself is traditional and the food served is almost the same, the view and the experience of being there in Dubai Marina bring in the differentiation.
Tour Inclusions – Dhow Cruise Marina and Dhow Cruise Creek